[Python-Dev] API refactoring tracker field for Python4
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jan 10 02:54:10 CET 2011
Antoine Pitrou writes:
> A drop-down [list of modules] would be terribly cumbersome.
On the XEmacs tracker, we use a multilink with a checkbox list for the
modules field. This allows you to type in the text field, to check
multiple boxes, and provides input checking. In my typical usage, I
don't find this cumbersome at all; it's my preferred UI for that field.
(OTOH, I set it up, so my favorite components are all at the top. :-)
The main problem is format of the checkbox page. By default it only
allows a limited number of entries per page, the limit is pretty low
because its formatted as a single column, and if you switch pages it
"forgets" the entries you've already checked. This shouldn't be hard
to improve, but I haven't bothered as I have yet to hear a complaint
> An input field with realtime completion would be probably better.
Maybe. I've often been unable to remember the initial letter of a
package, which makes completion difficult. ;-)
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